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Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Node.js and it's future in debian

Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 08:39:41PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

>> Node.js is becoming quite popular and is known generally to use "node" 
>> in its hash-bang.

> Seriously? People are writing scripts that start
> #!node

The #! part is really not the issue, since the two packages don't conflict
there (the ham radio one is in /usr/sbin).

However, Googling for Node.js tutorials and documentation actually reveal
that people usually *don't* use #!, which would avoid the conflict, and
instead run "node <file>".  Which means when both packages are installed,
which node they get depends on what their PATH looks like, which is the
sort of conflict that we try to avoid.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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